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Hownam Mains, Steadings

Farmstead (Medieval), Farmstead (19th Century)

Site Name Hownam Mains, Steadings

Classification Farmstead (Medieval), Farmstead (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hounam

Canmore ID 159587

Site Number NT72SE 50.01

NGR NT 7812 2027

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Hownam
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire


Standing Building Recording (4 May 2015 - 5 May 2015)

NT 7812 2027 (NT72SE 50.1) A programme of historical research and building recording was undertaken, 4–5 May 2015, on the c19th-century quadrangular farm steading of Hownam Mains, in advance of its conversion into four houses.

Historical research identified an estate plan of 1826 showing the plan and elevations of the steading. It is assumed that the buildings were constructed shortly thereafter. By the time of the 2nd Edition OS survey of 1896 a mill, with associated lade and dam, had been constructed in the NE corner of the complex. The buildings as they stand today show minor

alterations in the form of blocked openings and alterations to internal subdivisions. Evidence of the mill workings is no longer visible. It is possible that remains of the workings survive at basement and sub-basement levels which have now been infilled.

Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: Roxburghe Estate

Kenneth Macfadyen – Addyman Archaeology

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

Sbc Note

Visibility: Evidence for this site, or the origins of this site, comes from documentary sources. Nothing may be visible at this location.

Information from SBC.

Sbc Note

Shown on Pont's Map as Hownam.

Information from Scottish Borders Council Historic Environment Record



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